Area is littered with courses to please every golfer

 

If you don't have tickets to the Masters Tournament, you can still enjoy the game of golf at some public golf courses. Here's a sampling:

South Edisto

WHERE: 500 Bogeyville Road, Ridge Spring; off Interstate 20 near Aiken Municipal Airport

WHAT: $20 for 18 holes and cart on weekdays; $22 on weekends

THE BASICS: Opens at 8 a.m. and closes at dark; (803) 649-3366 for tee times

Golf De L

WHERE: 4711 Double Branches Road, Lincolnton

WHAT: $30 for 18 holes and cart Monday-Friday during Masters Week; $25 on weekdays for ages 60 and older; weekends, $40 for 18 holes

THE BASICS: (706) 359-4303 for tee times, or see golfdel.com

The Patch

WHERE: 2023 Highland Ave.

WHAT: 18 holes and cart rental, $33; $19 for nine holes and cart

THE BASICS : Opens at 7:30 a.m., last cart goes out at 6 p.m.; (706) 731-9344 for tee times

Pointe South

WHERE: 4324 Peach Orchard Road

WHAT: $34 for 18 holes and cart

THE BASICS: Open 7:30 a.m. daily Masters Week; (706) 592-2222 for tee times

First Tee

WHERE: 3165 Damascus Road

WHAT: Six-hole course, $8 to walk, $13 to ride; for 12-hole course, $16 to walk and $26 to ride; for 18-hole course, $24 to walk and $39 to ride; driving range costs: $5 small bucket, $7.50 medium bucket, and $10 large bucket; buy one bucket and get one free on Fridays

THE BASICS: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday Masters Week; first come, first served; (706) 364-4653

Forest Hills

WHERE: 1500 Comfort Road

WHAT: $75 for 18 holes daily during Masters; $150 per person with cart from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; last tee time is 6:20 p.m.

TEE TIMES: (706) 733-0001

Applewood

WHERE: 6130 Story Mill Road, between Waynesboro and Keysville, Ga.

WHAT: Saturday and Sunday: $39 for 18 holes and cart; Monday-April 8 and April 11: $45 for 18 holes and cart; April 9-10: $49 for 18 holes and cart;

TEE TIMES: (706) 554-0028

Goshen Plantation

WHERE: 1601 Clubhouse Drive, Augusta

WHAT: $50 per round, including green fee, cart and range balls without reservations; to reserve a tee time, the price is $100 per round; open sunup to sundown Masters Week

LEARN MORE: (706) 793-1035 or see www. goshenplanation.com; e-mail gproshop@comcast.net

Jones Creek

WHERE: 4101 Hammonds Ferry, Evans

WHAT: $125 for 18 holes and cart, includes buffet breakfast and lunch

HOURS: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

LEARN MORE: (706) 860-4228

Gordon Lakes

WHERE: Fort Gordon

WHAT: Civilians are welcome to play the 27-hole golf course; enter Gate 1 or Gate 5 with a valid driver's license, proof of insurance and a registration card

FEES: For Richmond and Columbia county residents, $50 Monday-Thursday, including carts and greens fees, but $40 after 2 p.m.; $55 Friday-Sunday; carts mandatory until 4:30 p.m.

For other civilians, $90 Monday-Thursday, and $100 Friday-Sunday, but $75 after 2 p.m.

LEARN MORE: (706) 791-2433 or see www.fortgordon.com

Mount Vintage Plantation

WHERE: 375 Mount Vintage Plantation Drive, North Augusta

WHAT: On Monday, Tuesday and Sunday, $800 for a foursome, including cart, range balls, breakfast and lunch; $1,000 per foursome Wednesday-Saturday

BASICS: Shotgun or required starting times of 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily; (803) 279-5422 for tee times

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